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Definition of parallel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parallel
    he / she / it parallels
    past simple paralleled
    -ing form paralleling
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  1. 1parallel something to be similar to something; to happen at the same time as something Their legal system parallels our own. The rise in unemployment is paralleled by an increase in petty crime.
  2. 2parallel something to be as good as something synonym equal a level of achievement that has never been paralleled compare unparalleled
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: parallel